“James Anderson abused Mohammed Siraj in the first Test, and did the same to Bumrah in the Lord’s Test” – Shardul Thakur opens up about the tensions during the England series


Indian bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur lately disclosed fascinating particulars surrounding the showdown between Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson through the Take a look at collection in England.

Thakur revealed that Anderson abused Mohammed Siraj through the first Take a look at at Trent Bridge and later did the identical to Bumrah after receiving a couple of bouncers whereas batting through the Lord’s Take a look at.

Anderson’s exchanges with Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah proved detrimental for England, nevertheless, because the tempo duo produced fiery match-winning spells at Lord’s and the Oval.

In an interview with the Instances of India, Shardul Thakur opened up concerning the incidents which charged up the Indian workforce and mentioned:

“There have been no tensions with the England workforce. It (The problem) was solely with James Anderson. He abused Mohammed Siraj within the first Take a look at, and likewise, he did the identical to (Jasprit) Bumrah within the Lord’s Take a look at, when he (Bumrah) bowled the ‘physique line’ to him.”

Thakur then opened up concerning the expertise of Indian tailenders after they batted in abroad situations. He mentioned:

“Have you ever seen how briskly bowlers bowl to our tail-enders once we go abroad? Mohammed Shami’s arm acquired fractured in Adelaide. T Natarajan was bombarded with quick ‘physique line’ balls at 90-plus miles an hour. We’re not right here to make friendships and spare anybody. We’re right here to win.”

Verbal exchanges are half and parcel of the game. Ultimately, cricket followers did get to witness some high-quality motion within the India-England Take a look at collection.


“My intention was to take wickets, and never even as soon as did I consider bowling defensively” – Shardul Thakur reveals his plans on the fifth day of Oval Take a look at

Shardul Thakur additionally shared his thought course of whereas bowling within the second innings of the Oval Take a look at, when England have been coasting alongside at one stage.

Thakur defined that he caught to his plans and bowled an attacking line to provide India their first breakthrough on Day 5. The pacer eliminated the well-set Rory Burns with a ball that straightened and squared up the left-hander.

Talking about his plans, Thakur mentioned:

“My job was easy— I needed to help the opposite three pacers. However at some stage (of my profession) in different types of cricket and in home video games, I too had performed as the principle seamer of my workforce. So my pure intuition is to take wickets. Even when England have been cruising within the second innings with no wickets on board, my intention was to take wickets and never even as soon as did I consider bowling defensively.”

“Rory’s [wicket] was a reward of a great ball which pitched on the best spot and moved away. I used to be actually happy with the wickets of Pope and Root. I used to be simply making an attempt to bowl that teasing line and size exterior the off-stump.”

Shardul Thakur is at present in Dubai after becoming a member of the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) camp forward of the second part of IPL 2021. He will probably be hoping to hold his good type into the IPL and assist CSK clinch the title this 12 months.




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